Medical Terminology Quiz #2 - Abbreviations - Pgs. 3 & 4

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Medical Terminology Quiz #2 - Abbreviations - Pgs. 3 & 4 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    GM, gm

    Explanation
    The given answer "GRAM" is the correct answer because it is the abbreviation for the word "gram". The question seems to be asking for the abbreviation of the word "gram" and "GRAM" is the commonly used abbreviation for it.

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  • 2. 

    Gr.

  • 3. 

    GTT

    Explanation
    The correct answer is GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST. This is a medical test used to diagnose diabetes or gestational diabetes. It measures how well the body processes glucose over a certain period of time. During the test, the patient drinks a sugary solution and their blood sugar levels are measured at regular intervals. This test can help determine if a person has impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes.

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  • 4. 

    Gtt

  • 5. 

    GU

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "GENITOURINARY" because "GU" is an abbreviation commonly used in medical terminology to refer to the genitourinary system. The genitourinary system includes the organs and structures involved in reproduction and the elimination of waste from the body, such as the kidneys, bladder, and reproductive organs. Therefore, "GENITOURINARY" is the most appropriate term to describe the abbreviation "GU."

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  • 6. 

    GYN

    Explanation
    The given answer, Gynecology, is a medical specialty that focuses on the health of the female reproductive system. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions related to the female reproductive organs, such as menstrual disorders, infertility, and gynecological cancers. Gynecologists also provide preventive care, including regular check-ups, Pap smears, and screenings for sexually transmitted infections. Therefore, Gynecology is the correct answer based on the given information.

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  • 7. 

    Hs, HS

    Explanation
    The given answer "HOURS OF SLEEP" is a possible explanation for the acronym "hs, HS". It suggests that the acronym represents the amount of time spent sleeping, specifically referring to the number of hours. Without further context or information, it is difficult to provide a more specific explanation.

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  • 8. 

    Hct

    Explanation
    The given answer, "HEMATOCRIT," is the correct answer because "Hct" is an abbreviation commonly used in medical terminology to represent hematocrit. Hematocrit refers to the percentage of red blood cells in the total volume of blood. Therefore, "HEMATOCRIT" is the appropriate expansion of the abbreviation "Hct."

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  • 9. 

    Hgb

  • 10. 

    H&P

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "HISTORY AND PHYSICAL, HISTORY & PHYSICAL" because both variations are commonly used abbreviations in medical documentation to refer to the process of gathering a patient's medical history and conducting a physical examination. These abbreviations are often used in medical records and reports to indicate that a comprehensive assessment of the patient's health status has been performed.

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  • 11. 

    HIV

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "HUMAN IMMUNODIFICIENCY VIRUS". HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which is a virus that attacks the immune system and weakens the body's ability to fight off infections and diseases. It is transmitted through certain body fluids, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. HIV can lead to the development of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) if left untreated.

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  • 12. 

    HNV

    Explanation
    The answer "HAD NO VOID, DID NOT URINATE" is the correct answer because the given acronym "HNV" stands for "Had No Void" and "Did Not Urinate". This means that the person did not urinate or have any voiding of urine.

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  • 13. 

    HOH

    Explanation
    The abbreviation "HOH" stands for "HARD OF HEARING." This term is used to describe individuals who have partial or complete hearing loss. It is often used in medical and educational contexts to refer to people who may require accommodations or support due to their hearing impairment.

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  • 14. 

    Ht.

    Explanation
    The given answer "HEIGHT" is the correct explanation for the abbreviation "Ht." The abbreviation "Ht." is commonly used to represent the word "height".

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  • 15. 

    ICU

    Explanation
    ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit. It is a specialized department in a hospital where patients with severe or life-threatening conditions are treated. The ICU provides constant monitoring and specialized care to ensure the stability and recovery of critically ill patients. This unit is equipped with advanced medical equipment and staffed by highly trained healthcare professionals who are capable of handling emergencies and providing intensive medical interventions. The term "INTENSIVE CARE UNIT" is the expanded form of the abbreviation ICU.

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  • 16. 

    IDDM

    Explanation
    The acronym "IDDM" stands for "Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus." This term is used to describe a type of diabetes in which the body is unable to produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels, and therefore requires regular insulin injections. This condition is also known as type 1 diabetes, as it typically develops in childhood or adolescence and requires lifelong insulin therapy for management.

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  • 17. 

    I&D

    Explanation
    The given answer "INCISION AND DRAINAGE, INCISION & DRAINAGE" is correct because "I&D" stands for "Incision and Drainage." This procedure involves making an incision in the skin to allow the drainage of fluid or pus from an abscess or infected area. The answer provides two variations of the same term, which are commonly used in medical terminology.

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  • 18. 

    IM

  • 19. 

    I&O

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "INTAKE AND OUTPUT" or "INTAKE & OUTPUT." This refers to the process of measuring and recording the amount of fluids a patient consumes (intake) and eliminates (output). It is an essential part of monitoring a patient's fluid balance and can help identify any abnormalities or imbalances in their body. The answer provided is a combination of both the full and abbreviated forms of the term.

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  • 20. 

    IPPb

    Explanation
    IPPb stands for Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing. This technique is used to assist patients in breathing by delivering pressurized air or oxygen into their lungs. It helps to improve oxygenation and ventilation in individuals who have difficulty breathing on their own. IPPb is commonly used in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). By delivering intermittent positive pressure, IPPb helps to open up collapsed airways, improve lung function, and promote better gas exchange.

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  • 21. 

    IV

    Explanation
    The answer "INTRAVENOUS" is correct because "IV" is the abbreviation for "intravenous." Intravenous refers to a method of administering medication or fluids directly into a vein, typically through a needle or catheter. The term "intravenous" is commonly used in medical settings to describe treatments that are delivered directly into the bloodstream.

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  • 22. 

    IVP

    Explanation
    An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the urinary system. It involves injecting a contrast dye into a vein, which then travels through the bloodstream and is filtered by the kidneys. X-ray images are taken as the dye passes through the urinary tract, allowing doctors to identify any abnormalities or blockages. This test is commonly used to diagnose conditions such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and tumors.

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  • 23. 

    Kg

  • 24. 

    L  (LOWER CASE L)

    Explanation
    The given answer "LITER" is an example that contains the letter "l" (lower case L). The word "LITER" clearly demonstrates the presence of the letter "l" as it is spelled using this specific letter. Therefore, "LITER" is a suitable answer to the question.

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  • 25. 

    KUB

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "KIDNEY, URETER, BLADDER,KIDNEY URETER BLADDER". This answer is correct because it lists the organs in the correct order - kidney, ureter, bladder - and repeats the sequence again. The term "KUB" is an acronym for Kidney, Ureter, Bladder, which refers to a medical imaging procedure that focuses on these specific organs. Therefore, the answer accurately represents the meaning of "KUB".

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  • 26. 

    OS

  • 27. 

    LLQ

    Explanation
    The given answer "LEFT LOWER QUADRANT" is the correct explanation for the acronym "LLQ". LLQ stands for "Left Lower Quadrant", which refers to the lower left area of the abdomen. This term is commonly used in medical and anatomical contexts to describe the location of certain organs or symptoms.

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  • 28. 

    LMP

    Explanation
    The correct answer is LAST MENSTRUAL PERIOD because LMP stands for Last Menstrual Period. This term is commonly used in healthcare to refer to the date of a woman's last menstrual cycle, which is important for calculating due dates in pregnancy or determining the timing of certain medical procedures.

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  • 29. 

    LOS

    Explanation
    The term "LOS" stands for "Length of Stay." This refers to the duration of time a person stays in a particular place, such as a hospital or a hotel. It is commonly used in healthcare settings to track the amount of time a patient spends in the hospital, which can be an important metric for evaluating the quality of care provided. In other contexts, such as the hospitality industry, it can refer to the number of nights a guest stays at a hotel.

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  • 30. 

    LP

    Explanation
    LP stands for Lumbar Puncture. A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure in which a needle is inserted into the lower back (lumbar region) to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for testing. This procedure is commonly used to diagnose and monitor conditions affecting the central nervous system, such as meningitis, multiple sclerosis, and certain types of cancer. The collected CSF can provide valuable information about the presence of infection, inflammation, or other abnormalities in the brain and spinal cord.

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  • 31. 

    LPN

    Explanation
    The given answer "LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE" is the correct explanation for the acronym "LPN". LPN stands for Licensed Practical Nurse, which refers to a healthcare professional who provides basic nursing care under the supervision of registered nurses or physicians. They assist in patient care, administer medication, monitor vital signs, and perform other essential tasks in healthcare settings.

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  • 32. 

    LUQ

    Explanation
    The given answer "LEFT UPPER QUADRANT" is the expansion of the acronym "LUQ". LUQ stands for Left Upper Quadrant, which is a term used in medical anatomy to refer to the region of the abdomen located in the upper left side. This region contains organs such as the left kidney, spleen, and part of the stomach.

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  • 33. 

    M.

  • 34. 

    MA

    Explanation
    The given answer "MEDICAL ASSISTANT" is the correct answer because the question states "MA" and "MEDICAL ASSISTANT" is the most common and widely recognized abbreviation for "MA" in the medical field.

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  • 35. 

    Mcg

  • 36. 

    MI

    Explanation
    The given answer, MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, is the correct explanation for the abbreviation MI. MI refers to a medical condition known as myocardial infarction, which is commonly referred to as a heart attack. It occurs when there is a blockage in the blood flow to the heart, leading to damage or death of the heart muscle. This can result in symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Prompt medical attention is crucial in managing and treating myocardial infarction to prevent further complications.

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  • 37. 

    MD

    Explanation
    The given answer "MEDICAL DOCTOR" is the correct answer because the acronym "MD" commonly stands for "Medical Doctor." In the medical field, an MD is a professional degree for physicians who have completed their medical education and training. Therefore, MD is an abbreviation used to refer to a Medical Doctor.

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  • 38. 

    Ml

    Explanation
    The given answer "MILLILITER" is the correct spelling of the unit of measurement "milliliter" which is abbreviated as "ml". A milliliter is a metric unit used to measure small volumes of liquids. It is equal to one thousandth of a liter.

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  • 39. 

    MRI

    Explanation
    MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is a medical imaging technique that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to generate detailed images of the internal structures of the body. This non-invasive procedure is commonly used to diagnose and monitor a variety of medical conditions, including tumors, injuries, and diseases of the brain, spine, joints, and organs. The magnetic field aligns the hydrogen atoms in the body, and the radio waves cause these atoms to emit signals that are detected by the MRI machine and converted into detailed images.

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  • 40. 

    NA

  • 41. 

    NIDDM

    Explanation
    NIDDM stands for Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. This is a type of diabetes in which the body is unable to properly use insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels. Unlike insulin-dependent diabetes, individuals with NIDDM do not require insulin injections for survival. Instead, they can manage their condition through lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise, and may also take oral medications to help control their blood sugar levels.

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  • 42. 

    NP

  • 43. 

    NPO

    Explanation
    The term "NPO" stands for "nothing by mouth," which means a patient is not allowed to eat or drink anything. This could be due to various reasons such as preparing for a medical procedure, surgery, or when a patient is unable to swallow or digest food. The answer "NOTHING BY MOUTH" accurately represents the meaning of the abbreviation "NPO."

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  • 44. 

    O2  (SHOULD BE READ AS LETTER O, SUBSCRIPT 2)

    Explanation
    The given answer "OXYGEN" is the correct answer because the question states that "O2" should be read as the letter "O" with a subscript of 2. In chemistry, O2 represents a molecule of oxygen, where two oxygen atoms are bonded together. Therefore, the correct answer is "OXYGEN" as it represents the element that is being referred to in the question.

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  • 45. 

    OB, Obs

    Explanation
    The correct answer is OBSTETRICS because OB and Obs are commonly used abbreviations for Obstetrics. Obstetrics is the branch of medicine that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. It involves the care of women during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the recovery period after childbirth.

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  • 46. 

    OBS

  • 47. 

    OD

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